Category Archive for: ‘Health’

Start Your New Year with a Healthy Twist

Start Your New Year with a Healthy Twist

Another new year has begun, and like many, you are likely contemplating the extra pounds you put on during the holidays. Last issue, we featured some festive recipes that were not very health-conscious, but it is hard to resist holiday fare. And, after all, what fun is life without a few indulgences! Indulgences aside, with data about obesity, diabetes, and …

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Organ Donation: A Lost Noble Cause

Organ Donation: A Lost Noble Cause

The thought of living on after one’s death may be a philosophical one, but for those who are thinking along these lines, a possible reality. But how? If organ donation has not occurred to you yet as the answer, then you have missed out on the only possibility of being immortal and that too in the noblest of ways. However, …

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6th Annual Yoga Day Planned in West Palm Beach

6th Annual Yoga Day Planned in West Palm Beach

Saturday, January 21, 2012, for the 6th consecutive year, the Meyer Amphitheatre in downtown West Palm Beach is being transformed into Florida’s largest, all day, outdoor free Yoga experience. Living Fit Today, along with fourteen talented yoga teachers from a variety of yoga studios will teach free Yoga classes as part of 6th Annual West Palm Beach Yoga Day. Whether …

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Heart Disease in Indian Americans

Heart Disease in Indian Americans What you should know now

M. P. Ravindra Nathan, MD, Editor-in-Chief, AAPI Journal About three and half decades ago, a prominent Indian physician living in suburban New York City died of a sudden heart attack at the young age of 49. The first reaction from the Indian community was shock followed by dismay and grief. But they soon reconciled and hoped this was an isolated …

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Unhealthy Doctors Don’t Make the Grade

Unhealthy Doctors Don’t Make the Grade

Author by Dr. Shilpa P. Saxena Odds are that you wouldn’t surrender your lovely locks to a hairstylist who herself looks disheveled with ill attention to her hairstyle. Similarly, would you entrust your life savings and future financial security to a financial advisor you know to be going through his own personal bankruptcy process? The answer seems obvious, right? Let’s …

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TLC for a weak heart

TLC for a weak heart – By Paromita Chatterjee (www.flavorsoflandour.com)

I remember my mother used to cook such delicious food that we used to look forward to every meal. But one day, it all changed. The day my father came back from the hospital after his first heart attack, we realized things wouldn’t be the same again. Our lifestyles underwent a 180 degrees change as cooking styles and eating habits …

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A Vegetarian - way of life in The US

A Vegetarian – way of life in The US

Garden salad … caprese pasta … veggie wrap… tofu eggplant … panang curry with vegetables… these dishes might sound familiar to vegetarians who like dining out often. I visited the farmers market in Los Angeles last month and was overwhelmed and excited at the same time with the amount of food that surrounded me. Food has always been a strong …

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Indian Wellness Pursuits

Indian Wellness Pursuits

   YOGA Yoga is a practice that uses posture and breathing techniques to induce mental relaxation and improve the immunity system. It is the reunion of the self with divine power. Yoga looks into the root causes of every disease and works towards eliminating those symptoms from our system. According to yogic philosophy, a physical disease, pain or complication is …

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Aerobics

Aerobics

Aerobic dance and beyond For those of you who thought aerobics was all about dancing, here is some clarification: Aerobic exercise is a moderate intensity workout that extends over a certain period of time and uses oxygen in the process. There is not just one specific type of aerobic exercise. Different types of aerobics include: fitness walking, jogging, swimming, kickboxing, …

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Combination Synergy

Combination Synergy

Tomatoes and Broccdi While both tomatoes and broccoli are highly nutritious on their own, when combined they offer supercharged cancer fighting ability. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an important nutrient that is a natural cancer preventative. The sulphur contained in broccoli helps to eliminate tumor-causing toxins. Together they offer a powerhouse of nutritional protection. According to research published in the journal, Cancer …

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